Longest migration [Shark]

By | 2017-10-11T23:14:51+00:00 May 19, 2017|Biology, Records|

Longest migration [Shark]

Last updated: October 11, 2017 at 23:14 pm

The blue shark’s (Prionace glauca) Atlantic Ocean migration covers 5,980 km (3,470 miles). The blue shark is a pelagic, circumglobal species whose fins make up the largest proportion of the world fin trade with an estimated 20 million individuals caught annually. The blue shark is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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